Dec 29, 2012 11:00am PST
us columnist and detail editor, dani henninger and kim strassel. dan, we like to say for a long time we live in a center-right country. if you look at the last two presidential elections that doesn't seem to be the case. are we living now in a new, progressive era? >> in terms of the presidency, i think we are, paul. i'm not sure about the country. barack obama i think is the center left or left wing president since the great depression and i think that what barack obama has in mind to do is indeed to redistribute income from the top downward, not to cut spending, but to increase spending, it's explicit from a 20% of gdp to 25% gdp and rather than cut spending raise taxes as necessary to support that spending and i would say that is in fact essentially the french model. and the question is whether it can support enough growth in the economy. >> paul: taxes are going up, we know that, spending, going up for sure even before the health care law kicks in. so, we are moving in that direction, particularly in the entitlement state. not reforming it, but actually expanding it. >> aen what
Dec 29, 2012 7:00am EST
campaign and the influence on the electoral college with brendan doherty. later, dan friedman has an update on the hurricane sandy relief bill making its way through congress. "washington journal" is next. >> nobody will get 100% of what they want. let's make sure middle-class families and the american economy and the world economy are not adversely impacted because people cannot do their jobs. host: the headline in this morning's "washington post" -- president obama and senate leaders were on the verge of an agreement that would let taxes rise on the wealthiest households while protecting the vast majority of americans from tax hikes set to hit in january. welcome to the saturday edition of "and the washington journal." for the first 45 minutes of the program we are going to be talking about senate negotiating a fiscal clifts deal, what has been going on on that half of the capital. see what they are talking about and how things are going. we want to get your input and your part of the conversation. you can reach out to us on twitter. facebook, facebook.com/cspan. and you can sen
Dec 26, 2012 6:00am EST
guest host, contributor dan greenhouse, a chief global strategist with btig. he's going to be with us throughout the program. and merry christmas. and -- >> same you to, as well, sir. and other holiday greetings. >> we don't pay you a lot for cnbc contributor, do we -- did we order you to be here? >> i'm contracturally obligated to not specify anything. >> not specify anything? here at 5:30 and all the way to 9:00. >> i knew that there would be trouble this morning. i got myself seated -- >> good. we'll squeeze you for everything you're worth. we needed a big name. >> big name. we got one. >> it day after -- for december 26. >> you're too kind. >> then here you are. >> here he is. >> what did you get? anything good? >> i have -- >> switch, lump of coal? >> he's a hanukkah guy. >> a lump of coal -- yes, but a lump of coal at some point probably worth something. tet rate we're going. >> that's right. you're -- no tree? >> i want a tree, my wife says they're too messy. >> the trees are messy. >> the needs needles -- >> you have the festivus pole. >> grievances -- >> you better go, sorry.
Dec 24, 2012 6:00am PST
: dan taylor is disabled vet. served on the uss enterprise in the navy. dan lost a leg to diabetes but still laid out the entire light show and his neighbors and everyone who drives by seem to love it. >> you talk about super dan here. this man is amazing. he actually has one leg. he has diabetes, bless his heart. he did more with a man with one leg than i have seen a lot of men with like two legs. he has been climbing ladders here at the home. look at it. it is just amazing. my heart fills out. >> reporter: dan somehow gets up and down his ladder and strings lights. he has only display on his block. >> he got one leg. did it with a wheelchair or something. that was so awesome what he did. >> reporter: dan got help from his niece's young sons. the lights also serve as comfort for the family. dan lost his wife and his niece lost her husband. the christmas season is so very special to this close-knit family. >> just means a lot. he lost his wife a few months before i lost my husband. and, like he said, god, god works in mysterious ways. we have our little family here that he put toge
Dec 23, 2012 3:00am PST
. >> after the run, the lieutenant dan band hit the stage. >> are you ready? >> gary, when i listen to you, you seem so passionately and intensely about the soldiers and about the first responders. >> it's just a privilege to be able to support these folks and that's why i say, you know, playing lieutenant dan was no coincidence, lieutenant dan talks about his destiny and what he was destined to do and i think it was my destiny to support our men and women. good morning, everyone, it's sunday, december 23rd, i'm alisyn camerota and safe and sound the retired marine jailed in mexico for months is making his way back to florida just in time for christmas. his mother speaking out for the first time since his release. >> it was like my first night i slept all night long without getting up and it was just the thought of not wondering what's going on with him, can anyone hurt him, you know, those kinds of thoughts. >> we have more from john hammar's mom ahead. >> and one saying the attack in libya leaving four meshes dead is the the greatest coverup in american history. will we get more answers
Dec 27, 2012 10:00am EST
. brought to you as a public service by your television provider. >> dan burton is retiring from congress. he talked with c-span about his past investigations of the clinton investigation and the oversight role of congress. this is 30 minutes. >> how would you say the state is? >> it has changed a great deal. it is not the same as when i came 1983. there seemed to be more comedy. tip o'neill was speaker. i will never forget he was the first time he was on the floor raising cane with democrats. and he came down and started giving me the dickens. after that we became very good friends and played golf together. bob michael was a wonderful leader. there was a spirit of camaraderie even though we had differences politically then that we do not have now. now it is much more combative. i have a lot of friends on the democratic side of the aisle, very good friends. as far as working things out is not as easy as it used to be. >> what are some of the root causes? >> i think and i am not pointing fingers, when we went after jim wright, newt was the speaker and jim was forced out of office. they wen
Dec 26, 2012 5:00pm EST
much. the >> tonight, interviews with retiring members of congress. first, dan burton has been a member of the u.s. house for 30 years. and then north dakota democrat kent conrad that is leaving the senate after five terms. we spoke with them about how things have changed on capitol hill since they were elected. and join us tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. on tomorrow morning's washington journal, we ask business owners to call and and ask about the fiscal cliff. and we talked to the chief economist, lawrence yun. and discussions about the fiscal cliff negotiations as congress returns to washington. and later, a discussion on background checks, how they work, and when they are required. washington journal is live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. columnist in a news analyst talks about the relationship with religion and american politics. he was introduced by the former missouri senator and ambassador to the united nations and john danforth. from washington university, this is an hour-and-a-half. >> finally, it is my honor to introduce senator john danforth, who will introduce mr.
Dec 28, 2012 7:00am EST
-term compromise. dan on the phone from massachusetts. caller: thank you for taking my call. i would like to know how many millionaires there are in this country versus the number of people who make $250,000 and less. i think that's where the argument can bw won e won. john boehner is making a calculation and i think that is a poor population. we should roll back the reagan tax cuts. tax cuts do not work. the bush tax cuts have been designed to be temporary. we have had no job growth due to the tax cuts. forbusinesses on the hook reinvesting their profits back into the businesses. thank you for taking my call. host: the story from "the washington times." host: other candidates that have been mentioned include the attorney general in massachusetts. he ran against scott brown and loss. congressman stephen lynch. name out of contention is ted kennedy, jr. he will not seek the seat. he was speculated to seek the seat of his late father. the decision to buck the dying inouye. senator daniel in a the swearing-in took place yesterday with joe biden. brian schatz becomes the senior senator with the new c
Dec 29, 2012 10:00am EST
the speech this said, if you love us so much, why do you still have all those guns pointed towards us. dan and i were way back away from them. there was a real between us. they cannot hear what i said to him. i said, tell the s.o.b. i don't trust him. he said they would run both of us out there. his son is a very fine young man, did a wonderful job as vice chairman of this committee. we will miss the young man. how do you lose a guy like jeff cravaack? very knowledgeable, fought for everything that was right. he served with me on -- i believe we served together on the transportation committee. is lynn here yet? she is not here. brad miller of north carolina. i have learned something from him, several things. he goes back to one of the better law practices in north carolina. all my folks from cannon mills, kannapolis. you are done enough to come back. i wish you well. -- young enough to come back. i wish you well. and hansen clarke. he was a great guy. it was an honor to serve on this committee with all of you. no matter what they go to next, there will always be friends and colleagues. mis
Dec 28, 2012 3:00am PST
the whole economy. >> kelly: you make a very good point. let's see what some of the viewers are saying. dan from augusta, georgia, says let's go over the cliff. reduce the debt ceiling and curb spending. kind of what you were saying. we will officially feel a punch, but the value of the dollar will eventually rebound. what we now make, even if a little less, will be worth so much more. >> juliet: we have a tweet from julie. why can't the government run the country the way i run my household? i pay my bills on time and i have a budget. that's a tweet. >> eric: stop being dems and republicans, citizens of one country. that's a fantastically accurate treat. it's both sides pointing the finger. kind of laughing, going back to the districts, they're all making their 175 grand a year, they're spending 124 days on vacation. the cadillac insurance policy. >> juliet: let's go to other headlines. russian president putin is trying to make a political point at the expense of orphans. just a short time ago, putin signed a bill that bans americans from adopting russian children. it's retaliation for a u.
Dec 27, 2012 6:00am EST
will go into overdrive in the new year. . >> joining us now is dan dickert. you just said palladium. that's a big pick for you? >> i was surprised that sharon spoke about palladium. it was my sleeper bet for 2013. >> what's going on with palladium? >> it's a real industrial metal. it's in short supply. it's undertraded, underowned and one of those industrial metals. it's one of those sleeper metal plays that you can make. used in vehicles? >> in the cat converters. that's the main use for them. there's a real shortage that's been going on in palladium. >> look into the crystal ball. give us an oil price if you came back here a year from today. >> this is the toughest one ever. this is the third year i've conpredictions for you twice. it's not so bad. >> you said it would fluctuate? >> there was one guy who said it would rachet between $130 and $160. i said you have to do better than that so i will do better than that. i think that the trend is in place and we'll get a higher low every year since the recovery in 2009. >> a higher low? >> a higher low. so you will not see anything below $78
Dec 28, 2012 2:00pm EST
by dan freed iedman. all that beginning at 7:00 a.m. eastern here on c-span. ♪ >> if we turn away from the needs of others, we align ourselves with those forces which are bringing about this suffering. >> the white house is a bully pulpit and you ought to take advantage of it. >> obesity is nothing short of a public health conference. >> i think i had little antennas go up that told me when somebody had there an agenda. >> it would be a shame to waste it. >> i think they serve as a window on the past to what was going on with american women. >> she becomes the chief confidante, really any way the only one in the world he could trust. >> they were writers, journalists, they wrote books. >> they are in many cases more interesting as human beings than their husbands. if only because they are not first and foremost defined and limited by political ambition. >> dolly was socially adept at politically savvy. >> dollar madison loved every minute of it. mrs. monroe he did it. >> they cannot rule without including what women want and what women have to contribute. >> during the statement, you w